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Dr Cláudio Marcos da Silveira, a Brazilian epidemiologist who played an important role in the implementa-tion of immunization programs in the Americas, passed away on 28 August 2012 after losing a battle with cancer. During his years working for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), he collaborated in the development and implementation of several immunization strategies that resulted in the regional control and elimination of various vaccine-preventable diseases, notably the regional elimination of polio and measles, and was one of the main architects of the strategy that eliminated neonatal tetanus as a public health problem in most countries of the Americas.

For more information on Dr da Silveira’s life, please visit this link.

Published in Global Immunization Newsletter, October 2012. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 17:30

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